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3.22.040 Care of Property by Council.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 160883, effective June 9, 1988.)  The Council shall have the custody and management of all the public property, including the fire alarm telegraph, pertaining to Portland Fire & Rescue.  It shall have power and authority, subject to the limitations and appropriations made and expenditures authorized by the Council, to purchase and acquire all necessary apparatus, including fireboats, engines, hose, hose carriages, and all other personal property which the exigencies of an efficient Portland Fire & Rescue may require.  It shall have power and authority to sell and dispose at public sale under the provisions of the Charter relating to sales of public property of any portion of said personal property whenever the same is not required, or when it may be considered by the Council unfit for service in the Bureau.  The proceeds of any such sale shall be paid by the purchaser to the Treasurer of the City, who shall issue a proper receipt therefor, and all such monies shall be credited to the General Fund of the City.